The potential is there but at this moment is not even close, Manu used to play off the bench for a reason, he is a facilitator, he is pretty much a point guard in a guards body, he is also one the best clutch players of all times.
Again comparing PG to Manu is just plain stupid I am sorry there is not other way to put it, if you tell me that Paul George has the potential to be as good of a facilitator, clutch shooter and leader as Manu in the future you might have a case.
Seems like you're arguing for the sake or arguing. At no point did I say George was as good as Manu. I said we could utilize him in a similar way as a change of pace off the bench. Take that as an insult if you want.
Manu has never been a top-10 player. Let's not go crazy. He's good, very good, but all of San Antonio's champions were carried on the back of Tim Duncan.
DC/PG/DG/JM/RH is the future starting line-up and we should not be cautious in putting it on the floor.
I actually like PG in the second unit. When he's on the second unit, he is one of the primary scorers instead of being the 4th scoring option with the starters. No reason to mess with a good thing. No reason to put added pressure on him. Let him do his thing in the second unit. If he's playing well like he was last night, let him finish the game.
Paul George said that him, AJ and Hans talk about how they enjoy being the second unit and coming in with a lot of energy and such..like there's some pride too it.
PG is having fun, he's succeeding. Leave him with the bench unit until we need a change. As I said, Vogel's smart enough to know when he needs to change something.
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I definitely think it's time for Paul George to start. Not only because he needs the opportunity to play with the first unit as much as probably but I think the unexpected added beneficiary to George starting would actually be Dunleavy.
Dunleavy is playing out of position as a starting two guard and as a scorer himself who needs the ball in his hands, it's a little hard for him to get the ball with DC, DG and Roy all getting the majority of touches. With him coming in as the 6th man at small forward, he'd be playing at his natural position, and the go to guy with the second unit. I think we'd see fantastic results right away with Paul George starting.
Got to this. What killed us early on was the terrible defensive trio of DC/Dun/Danny. Obviously you don't bench DC or Danny to solve the issue so Dunleavy is the odd man out. George has progressed enough to be starting.
I was really impressed with PG's defense tonight. I'm amazed at how complete of a player he has the potential to become.
I agree with this. If anything this game showed us that we won't be able to compete with an elite team with Dunleavy as our starting 2. George has earned it. It's time.
It's getting stupid now. Paul needs to start and I'm not sure he should come off the floor.
Kravitz: why is Roys numbers down this year?
Bird: Well its not Lance stealing his rebounds this year.